Busi­ness­man charged with pos­ing as ‘Sul­tan of Malacca’

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MALACCA: A busi­ness­man was charged in the ses­sions court yes­ter­day with four counts of cheat­ing by pos­ing as the “Sul­tan of Malacca” three years ago.

Noor Jan Shah, 58, from Ta­man Seri Gom­bak, Se­lan­gor, claimed trial af­ter all the charges were read to him be­fore judge Ah­mad Sazali Omar.

He was al­leged to have duped four peo­ple – Zaa­mat Md Idris, Mokhtar Md Yu­sof, Ah­mad Zain­udin Ab­dul Hamid and Haz­izi Ikhwan Zaa­mat – into be­liev­ing that he was the “Sul­tan of Malacca” by hold­ing a cus­tom­ary cer­e­mony in which he was con­ferred with a let­ter of ap­point­ment as the “Malacca Sul­tan”.

The of­fences were al­legedly com­mit­ted at the A’Famosa Resort Melaka at 10pm on Dec 28, 2013.

Each charge, un­der Sec­tion 419 of the Pe­nal Code, car­ries a max­i­mum jail term of seven years, or a fine, or both.

The court al­lowed Noor Jan bail of RM8,000 in one surety for each charge and set Dec 21 for re­men­tion.

DPP Lee Chee Thim pros­e­cuted and the ac­cused was rep­re­sented by coun­sel Sur­jan Singh Sidhu. – Ber­nama

Noor Jan be­ing led away af­ter be­ing charged yes­ter­day.

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